Specimens

a small toad sitting on the back of a larger toad
Bufonidae
A bat flying in the dark
Vespertilionidae
Dendrobatidae
Dendrobatidae

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Tetrapods (Latin: "four-footed") are vertebrate animals (animals with a backbone) that have four limbs. This includes amphibians (frogs & salamanders), reptiles (lizards, snakes, turtles, & crocodiles), birds and mammals.

The collection originated shortly after the founding of The Ohio State University in 1870. It grew as an important repository of birds in Ohio and of research expeditions worldwide.

Find out more about the collections' history.

To search the entire database online please visit GBIF, iDigBio, or VertNet, global museum databases of natural history collections.

If you have any questions about the collections please contact the Curator.

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adult Passenger Pigeon
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03/12/2020
meadowlarks
The Tetrapod Collection at the Museum of Biological Diver
03/22/2019